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February 2018 Archives

Signs of retaliation in the workplace

If you alerted authorities about possible wrongdoing in your California place of business, you may have concerns about whether your employer or coworkers will try to make your work environment unpleasant or otherwise retaliate against you for taking action. At the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton, we have a firm understanding of the types of behaviors that constitute workplace retaliation, and we have helped many victims of this type of behavior see appropriate recourse.

Can my boss really fire me at any time without notice?

Since college graduation, you have been biding your time swirling lattes at the local coffee shop. Every night after work, while your friends head to the movies or the local pub, you sit down at your computer, peck away at those pesky fill-in-the-blank online applications and hope your dream job will soon rescue you from this rut. Then it happens. The technology firm in California calls, and next thing you know, you are sitting in your new apartment putting on your game face for your first day on the job. 

What is quid pro quo harassment?

As an employee, you perform job duties in exchange for your paycheck and other company benefits. Trading labor for pay is a standard example of an employment situation. Unfortunately, some employers require their employees to perform sexual favors for an employment decision.

Why petty slights do not constitute workplace discrimination

Some people in the California workplace may end up on the receiving end of behavior they feel is impolite, rude, or annoying. For example, a colleague might interrupt you while you are talking, and perhaps too frequently for your taste. Although some employees may consider such behavior as a form of harassment, the truth is that for workplace behavior to qualify as discrimination, it needs to rise above just petty slights.

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